Archive for October, 2011

Potential Zoloft® And Other SSRI Birth Defects Now Under Evaluation

October 2011

We are actively evaluating omphalocele lawsuits / cases potentially originating from  all 50 states.

If you or somebody you know took an antidepressant while pregnant and your child was born with an omphalocele, you should contact our lawyers immediately.

We are actively seeking birth defects claims like these in order to represent the legal interests of children and families affected by the manufacturer’s failure to warn mothers of the potential for congenital birth defects as a result of taking their products.

What is Omphalocele?

An omphalocele is a congenital hernia in which the infant’s intestine and/or other abdominal organs protrude out of the navel.

Omphaloceles occur when the abdominal wall does not close properly during fetal development.

The extent and seriousness to which abdominal organs protrude through the base of the umbilical cord will vary with each individual case.

What SSRI Antidepressants Are Possibly Linked to Omphalocele?

The following antidepressants are the primary drugs potentially linked to the development of omphalocele in newborn infants and babies if their mothers took these drugs during pregnancy:

•Zoloft (Sertraline)
•Paxil (Paroxetine)
•Lexapro (Escitalopram)
•Celexa (Citalopram)
•Prozac (Fluoxetine)
•Symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine)
•Wellbutrin (Bupropion)
•Effexor (Venlafaxine)
•Generics and other types of this class of drugs (SSRI).

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury after taking any of these or other similar drugs, or their generics, please contact us immediately for a free potential claim evaluation.  Failure to act quickly may cause you to lose your potential legal rights if the statute of limitations period passes.

Please fill out any of the contact forms on this website or call us today so that we can mail you a free questionnaire.